What Is the NIH Anyway, and Why Should I Care?


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a big, bustling federal biomedical institution that employs more than 18,000 men and women, including more than 6,000 scientists and physicians, and it is home to one of the largest clinical hospitals in the world. The NIH plays an important role in both fostering advances in basic research as well as accelerating drug development efforts aimed at finding safe, effective drugs to treat a myriad of diseases, including rare diseases like PXE. Join Claire for an overview of NIH's history and its mission.

Presenter: Claire T. Driscoll, Director, Technology Transfer Office, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Presented June 2, 2011